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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55049
Last updated: 25 April 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PUMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Puma HC.1 (SA 330E)
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: XW218
C/n / msn: WA1139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Taji AB, N of Baghdad -   Iraq
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
XW218 was part of a three ship formation and had landed and off loaded its troops near Taji. XW218 came in too close to XV211 and their main rotors meshed together creating debris and severing the tail boom of XW218, which rolled over and came to rest on its RH side. XW211 remained upright but suffered severe damage.



Revision history:

24-Feb-2010 02:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2011 11:45 TB Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2012 03:15 TB Updated [Source]
12-Jan-2013 07:54 Nepa Updated [Operator]
19-Jan-2013 12:52 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2016 15:07 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Narrative]
17-Mar-2016 18:13 TB Updated [Operator, Source]
09-Dec-2016 21:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source]
06-Mar-2017 14:07 TB Updated [Operator, Destination airport]

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